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Today was the day my dad was supposed to return home from Afghanistan, but I’ve known he wasn’t coming home for almost a year now. MMT

#17585 (1) - May 18, 2013 by Paula - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (591) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, my longtime next door neighbor, one of the nicest guys I know, is in prison serving 15 years for assaulting and nearly killing the drunk driver that killed his wife, at the scene of the accident. MMT

#17583 (2) - May 17, 2013 by kp - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (987) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, at her wake her little brother read her final post on Twitter: “I wish the bullies who always laugh at me could see the world through my eyes for just one lonely day.” MMT

#17582 (1) - May 17, 2013 by cestlavie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (594) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, I spread my wife’s ashes on a secluded beach in Fiji. I traveled here alone on pre-paid airline and resort tickets that my wife and I bought three months ago before her accident. The trip was booked in celebration our 25th wedding anniversary, because Fiji is where we got engaged 26 years ago. MMT

#17577 (1) - May 14, 2013 by Lawa - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (637) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, a full year after her passing, I still can’t bring myself to delete my mom’s phone number out of my iPhone’s favorites list. MMT

#17574 (2) - May 13, 2013 by Joe - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (596) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, as my wife lays here in this cold hospital bed, brain dead, I can't stop thinking about all those lost moments I picked on her for all the little things she did that struck my nerves. But now, I would give anything to go back to those moments, let them slide and kiss her for being HER. MMT

#17570 (0) - May 11, 2013 by Nts - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (593) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, my mom is 14 years older than me, and my biological father is serving a 35 year prison sentence due to the way I was conceived. MMT

#17568 (1) - May 10, 2013 by galess - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (746) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, my mom said, “I always knew I loved your father, but I didn’t realize how much I truly did until he died.” MMT

#17562 (0) - May 7, 2013 by VS - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (398) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, my girlfriend was in car accident that has her in the ICU in critical condition. She was responding to my text when she crashed. I texted her to let her know my plane had landed, so she could pick me up from the airport. MMT

#17556 (0) - May 4, 2013 by Lola - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (404) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I walked in on one of my plastic surgery patients crying as he looked on his iPhone at pictures of himself the way he looked before the fire. MMT

#17551 (4) - May 1, 2013 by Robby - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (564) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, my new coworker, who lost his entire left leg in the war in Afghanistan, told me he considers himself the lucky one. “Four of my mates, my good friends, didn’t make it home to their wives and children,” he said. MMT

#17550 (0) - May 1, 2013 by Edger - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (408) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, the drunk driver who killed my daughter 15 years ago is out of jail now and the proud owner of one of the most popular college binge-drinking bars by the beach in San Diego. MMT

#17547 (2) - Apr 29, 2013 by Mi - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (677) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, I didn’t realize the sound of silence could be so deafening until a few seconds after my dad took his last breathe. MMT

#17541 (0) - Apr 26, 2013 by hurtingfriend - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (536) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I stayed up all night for the second night in a row reading MMT stories just to escape the inevitable reality of waking up without my husband for the first time in 37 years. MMT

#17539 (2) - Apr 25, 2013 by Asha - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (731) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after I picked up my son (who is a straight A student) from after school detention after he punched a bully who was picking on him, he said, “I hate school! I love to learn, but school is torture!” I desperately wanted to tell him I agree, but instead I said, “It gets better.” But I know it doesn’t - I used to get picked on too. MMT

#17537 (0) - Apr 24, 2013 by krem - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (453) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, the gunman in the recent Colorado shooting is the same kid dozens of kids in my high school picked on every school day that I can honestly remember. MMT

#17536 (0) - Apr 24, 2013 by T - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (505) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, as I held my dad’s hand as he passed on, I forgave him. But he was unconscious. I only wish I had been able to tell him before he was gone. MMT

#17535 (0) - Apr 23, 2013 by sweety345 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (327) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I sometimes forget that I don’t have 9-year-old and 11-year-old daughters, because I’ve raised my two little sisters by myself for the last five years since my mom passed away and my dad became a junkie. Today was my birthday and I finally turned 18. MMT

#17523 (0) - Apr 18, 2013 by justalex - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (656) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, when shrapnel from the Boston Marathon bomb penetrated my backpack and grazed my left ear and my right arm as I walked away, but otherwise left me unharmed as dozens of people around me were bleeding profusely, ‘lucky’ took on a whole new meaning. MMT

#17522 (0) - Apr 17, 2013 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (585) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, as I gently kissed my best friend, Kate, on the forehead and rubbed my hand over her bald scalp, she said, “Gosh, I wish love like this was powerful enough to cure me.” MMT

#17521 (0) - Apr 17, 2013 by harrie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (489) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

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